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New York’s Abortion Rights Bill, Then and Now—and a Warning for the Future

Reproductive rights advocates in New York are split over how to move forward with the Women's Equality Act, which is being held up over a provision on abortion that would align state law with Roe v. Wade. The fight is reminiscent of arguments over the state’s original 1970 abortion reform law.

Reproductive rights advocates in New York are split over how to move forward with the Women’s Equality Act, which is being held up over a provision on abortion that would align state law with Roe v. Wade. The fight is reminiscent of arguments over the state’s original 1970 abortion reform law.

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Montana Supreme Court to Censure Judge Who Blamed Teen Victim for Her Rape

Judge G. Todd Baugh

The Montana Supreme Court said “there is no place in the Montana judiciary” for comments made by Judge G. Todd Baugh about a 14-year-old rape victim, among them that she appeared “older than her chronological age.”

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‘Boss Bill’ Passes New York Senate Committee

The proposed law would update New York’s existing workplace anti-discrimination laws to prohibit an employer from discriminating against an employee on the basis of their reproductive health-care decisions.

The proposed law would update New York’s existing workplace anti-discrimination laws to prohibit an employer from discriminating against an employee on the basis of their reproductive health-care decisions.

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Rachel Maddow on Democractic Opposition to Judicial Nominee Michael Boggs

As RH Reality Check has reported, a number of prominent Democrats oppose the nomination of Michael Boggs to a federal district court in Georgia because of concerns over his anti-choice voting record. In this segment, Rachel Maddow reports on “the scorn of the American left” over his nomination, and the danger of anti-choice legislation requiring abortion doctors be put on online registries, which Boggs voted in favor of in his state. [via MSNBC]

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Report Debunks Conservative Case for Sex-Selection Abortion Bans

The report shines a light on the harmful racial stereotypes driving one of the right's latest anti-abortion efforts.

The report shines a light on the harmful racial stereotypes driving one of the right’s latest anti-abortion efforts.

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Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus Unveils Second Package of Bills

Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

State lawmakers unveiled the second wave of bills introduced as part of Pennsylvania’s Agenda for Women’s Health, a pro-active legislative effort designed to address women’s health and economic equality.

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Appeals Court Blocks Arizona Medication Abortion Rules, Says Evidence to Justify Them “Non-Existent”

In a strongly worded opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said attorneys for Arizona failed to offer any evidence supporting the need for restrictions on medication abortions.

In a strongly worded opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said attorneys for Arizona failed to offer any evidence supporting the need for restrictions on medication abortions.

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Legal Wrap: Targeting Abortion Providers, and the Legacy of Dr. Tiller’s Murder

Five years after the murder of Dr. George Tiller, the threats to providers continue.

Five years after the murder of Dr. George Tiller, the threats to providers continue.

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RJ Court Watch: The State of Marriage Equality One Year After ‘United States v. Windsor’

June marks the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision that required the federal government recognize same-sex marriages. How much longer until marriage equality is a reality nationwide?

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Trial Concludes in Challenge to Wisconsin Admitting Privileges Law

It will be months before the court makes a ruling on the constitutionality of the requirement that doctors in the state must obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals in order to perform abortions.

It will be months before the court makes a ruling on the constitutionality of the requirement that doctors in the state must obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals in order to perform abortions.

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